Former players Neil Ellett, John Limniatis, Joan McEachern and Mike Stojanovic headed the list of 2009 inductees to Canada's Soccer Hall of Fame announced yesterday. They will be inducted June 6 along with referee Bob Sawtell, administrator Derek Wisdom, historian Colin Jose. Also to be posthumously honoured with the Pioneer Award winner is former player, coach and official Ted Slade. The Team of Distinction Award winner is the 1986 Canadian FIFA World Cup team, the only national side to make it to soccer's grandest stage.
Doug Kirby of St. John’s was elected treasurer while the
position of senior women’s vice-president is vacant and
will be filled by the board of directors in the near future.
Board positions are for two-year terms and President
Doug Redmond of St.John’s, youth vice-president Judi
Kelloway of Burin and secretary Dave LeGrow of Mount Pearl
are starting the second year of their terms.
Following the elections, directors of the association
include Bob Antle of St. John’s, Ron O’Neill of Mount Pearl ,
Jeff Clancey of Paradise, Sharon Langor of Corner Brook,
Trevor Paine of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Ronald Manet of
St. Pierre and Miquelon, Pat Wells of Conception Bay South,
Shane Dunphy of Marystown, Chris Murley of Gander and
Don Stoddart of Labrador City.
The meeting attracted 50 delegates from all areas of
the province and they discussed various reports that
demonstrated that 2008 was a very successful year for
soccer. The association’s financial report showed it
is in excellent shape.
The meeting featured a presentation on the Canadian
Soccer Association’s new strategic plan by CSA President
Dominique Mastracci and CSA director Angus Barrett.
Awards to those judged the best junior and senior
female player, junior and senior male player, coach,
team and executive were presented to the winners.
The Ross Arlett Memorial Award went to Dan Maher of
Mount Pearl as he was deemed to have contributed most
to soccer officiating during the past year.
My goals, as Men’s VP of the Newfoundland Soccer Association are :
In 2008 Shane was President of the Marystown Minor Soccer Association and worked diligently to revive soccer in Marystown. He has been successful in securing other adults in the community to coach Marystown’s youth teams and join the executive of that Association. He obtained sponsors to supply uniforms to all Marystown teams and he started an indoor league in the spring besides running the summer program. Shane also coached in this system both in the spring league and the summer program.
He has also been instrumental in forming a Masters’ team in Marystown. This team played regularly in Marystown and also participated in the Provincial Masters’ Tournament on a recreational basis.
Another of Shane’s aims was to get the
Part of the reestablishment of the “A” teams on the
On top of this, Shane invited teams from Portugal Cove/St. Phillips and
He was also named the Burin Peninsula Representative on the NLSA Technical Committee. Here Shane strived to make sure all youth players on the
One of Shane’s biggest accomplishments this season was the hosting of the first Boys' U-12 8x8 Mega tournament. Plans for this began several years ago when Shane booked all the hotel space in the Marystown area to make sure teams had accommodations for the tournament. All sixteen teams that participated in this tournament were pleased with the organization of it along with the caliber of play and the level of officiating.
This year Shane also began coaching in the Provincial Team Program when he was named Assistant Coach of the U-13 Boys team. This meant monthly training sessions in
2008 has been a trying year for Shane. The demands on his time often exceeded the actual time he had to give. He continues to have great ambitions for the revival of soccer on the
Died: April 8, 2007
Hometown: St. Lawrence,
Unit : 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, New Brunswick)
Private Kennedy was killed when the armored vehicle he was in hit a roadside bomb. Kennedy was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.
Coach Mike Power and assistant Nicole Mooores have selected the following 21 players for the 2009 Canada Games Women's Team Player Pool:
Katie Dunphy (St. John's), Kylie Delong (St. John's), Kaelyn Burke (St. John's) Kiera Eavis (CBS), Kristen Elliott (Mount Pearl), Maris Miller (St. John's), Paula Whitten (Mount Pearl), Heather Williams (St. John's), Lauren Windsor (Mount Pearl), Jennifer Burry (Portugal Cove-St. Phillip's), Michelle Ward (St. John's), Hannah Rivkin (St. John's), Shauna Gilpin (St. John's), Rebecca Green (Harbour Grace), Nicole Jesso (Mount Pearl), Laurianne Sutton (St. John's), Kelcie Winters (Happy Valley-Goose Bay), Emily Gatehouse (St. John's), Jenna Bowman (CBS), Maria Oliver (St. John's) and from the Burin Peninsula: Erin Edwards (Burin Bay Arm)
Head Coach Mike Power along with a selection committee of NLSA provincial team coaches have selected the following 22 players for the Boys Under 16 Provincial team player pool:
Brandon Noseworthy (Mount Pearl), James Seifert (Mount Pearl), Conor Daly (St. John's), Hassan Kamara (St. John's), Tyler Sturge (Mount Pearl), Taylor Smith (St. John's), Matthew Noseworthy (Mount Pearl), Lyle Griffin (Corner Brook), Eoin Millan (St. John's), Alec Darby-Keats (St. John's), Steven Johnson (St. John's), Ryan Somers (Mount Pearl), Alex White (Carbonear), Darren Mulrooney (Mount Pearl), Brandon Ezekiel (Corner Brook), David Martin (St. John's) and from the Burin Peninsula Chad Miller (St. Lawrence), Aaron Buffet (Grand Bank), Steven Slaney (Burin), Patrick Slaney (St. Lawrence), Tyler Forsey (Fortune) and Stefan Slaney (St. Lawrence)
Head Coach Charlie Simmonds along with a selection committee of NLSA provincial team coaches have selected the following 19 players for the Boys Under 15 Provincial team player pool:
Errol Elli (St. John's), Ben Collingwood (St. John's), Luke Bennett (St. John's), Ben Maynard (Corner Book), Doug Warren (Corner Brook), Glen Tobin (Gander), Tyler Butt (Victoria), Darian Rogerson (St. John's), Patrick Dyer (St. John's), Evan Royle (St. John's),Jeffery Au (St. John's) Mitchell O'Brien (Paradise), Justin O'Brien (Paradise), Steven Sharpe (St. John's), Stewart Sharpe (St. John's), Carter McCormack (Gander) and from the Burin Peninsula: Zachery King (Burin Bay Arm), Michael Baggs (Lawn) and Michael Scott (Marystown)
The NLSA is pleased to announce the roster for the 2009 BU14 Provincial Team. The roster is as follows:
Dawson Cole (St. John's), Bobby Gamba (Portugal Cove-St. Phillip's), Josh Hannrahan (CBS), Brandon Heath (Mount Pearl), David Johnson (St. John's), Chad Jones (Corner Brook), Carter Mackey (St. John's), Jonathon Morris (Paradise), Matthew Noseworthy (St. John's), Matthew Porter (CBS), Alex Pretty (St. John's), Ryan Thistle (Paradise), Stephen Trickett (St. John's), Zachary Tucker (St. John's), Jacob Westcott (St. John's), Adam Wicks (St. John's), Paul Young and Jordi Slaney (St. Lawrence)